Support Overview


What does the Hub offer?

  • Expertise
  • Ideas
  • Advice
  • Solutions
  • Support

In areas including

  • DH skills and training
  • Project proposals, collaboration and funding
  • Research data management, preservation and sharing
  • Collections-based research and digital artefacts
  • Programming and computing resources

For example, the DH Hub can help with:

  • Developing understanding of Digital Humanities as a discipline and how digital methodologies can be applied to research projects
  • Identifying and meeting training needs, in digital methodologies, use of specific software/applications, programming and research software engineering, and research data management
  • Accessing peer-to-peer support and networking via the DH Community of Practice
  • Obtaining a mentor to help you develop your digital knowledge and skills
  • Identifying potential collaborators/partners to deliver digital elements of a research project
  • Specifying and costing digital requirements and solutions for a grant application/research project
  • Preparing a data management plan for a grant application/research project
  • Planning for and costing data storage and archiving for a grant application/research project
  • Planning for and costing preservation of and access to digital artefacts and collections for a grant application/research project
  • Designing and delivering a technical solution for a project
  • Accessing and using digital research infrastructure and services
  • Preserving and sharing research data using the University’s Research Data Archive or other data repositories
  • Preserving and providing long-term access to digital artefacts and collections using the University’s Special Collections services

You can read more about the individual members of our team and how we can support you here.


How is this offer delivered?

Further information on how to contact us may be found here.
Our events calendar is available here.


Who can access this service?

  • Research students at the University of Reading
  • Researchers at the University of Reading
  • Researchers planning to move to the University of Reading


At what stage in a research project does the Hub offer support?

  • Developing ideas
  • Developing proposals/grant applications
  • Undertaking research
  • Preserving research outcomes

The earlier the contact with the Hub, the better we can support you.


The Hub’s motivation is to support researchers in

  • Research innovation
  • Effective planning
  • Best practice


The following notes provide clarification on some queries we have received to date.

Teaching and outreach

The DH Hub has been created with a remit to support research. At this stage, we are unable to assist with the design or delivery of teaching for undergraduates or PGTs, and with activities that are purely outreach-based.

We recognise that some projects, particularly those that are practice-based, involve public engagement or pedagogy as research. We are able to support these and welcome queries from researchers working in these areas. If you are unsure whether your idea is supported then please get in touch with us.

Early Career Researchers and postgraduate students

If you are an Early Career Researcher or a postgraduate working at University of Reading, we are delighted to support your current projects and any applications for external fellowships (including if you are planning to move to the University of Reading to take up a research post).

Technical, equipment, digitisation and archiving costs

The DH Hub does not have any discretionary funding to provide individual staff or departments with technical staff budget or equipment (hardware or software), or cover direct costs for digitisation, scanning, web hosting, or archiving. These elements of a project must be costed as normal.

Similarly, if your project involves the creation or acquisition of an archive (digital or physical) you must secure confirmation from DTS and UMASCS that University of Reading is able to accept and host it, as this may entail extra costs that need to be added to your project.

Our role is to help you cost your DH components accurately, in conjunction with RES, DTS, and UMASCS. We are keeping track of needs across the theme to facilitate consideration of future investment.